OSUS Training Sessions

Thursday (3/18) 4-5pm, Tuesday (3/30) 4-5pm, Thursday (4/1) 4-5pm

Hi everyone,


Thank you once again for attending the first Oregon Students United Summit in January. The event was an overwhelming success with over 200 students and educators in attendance from across the state of Oregon, providing input on a legislative proposal to create more opportunities for youth to elevate their voices towards positive change in our state. We made history!


Since the event, the planning team has worked to review all the data and input that each of you provided. The team found common themes based on what was shared in order to improve the draft proposal. Some of the major themes were: increasing the number of youth and representation; supporting youth through mentoring; removing barriers to accessing and participating in this leadership opportunity; updating the scope of work; adding elements of accountability.  


Your feedback helped shape the proposal in the following ways:

  • Increasing the number of youth members and representation around the state.
  • Transitioning from using “Council” towards “Collaborative” to make it more accessible.
  • Changing “Student” to “Youth” in order to be more inclusive of youth in and out of school. 
  • Including more supports for youth in participating in the Collaborative (for example, mentorship, counseling, and tutoring).
  • Providing more details on the scope of work for the Collaborative.
  • Adding term limits for the youth collaborative members (with the option of being eligible for reappointments).
  • Requiring the Collaborative to report its work and progress to the Legislative Assembly and the Governor’s office to help build in a level of accountability. 


Our next step in this process is to help you share your youth leadership story and engage in the policymaking process. 


We are excited to continue this work with you all knowing that your voices and leadership are honored and vital to this process. 


Please click the link below to sign up for at least one of the youth training sessions focused on participating in the policymaking process: 


Thursday (3/18) 4-5pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuf-GtrzotHN1b018c44aCqdVJlIS4iDsc


Tuesday (3/30) 4-5pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ude2hqjMuG9DXi27g8XBUNVp_DjcDm5Y9


Thursday (4/1) 4-5pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldeGtpz8sG9aPWsA-4d62i_T3rP5Fag84

If you have any questions, please reach out!


The Oregon Students United Planning Team



Oregon Association of Student Councils (OASC)

Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA)  


Email: orstudentsunited@gmail.com